The Xerces society has an article on the impact of Fungicide Impacts on Pollinators They cover the subtle but significant effects fo fungicides, how bees are exposed and solutions.
Is that even a word? It will have to do for my purpose here which is to share with you this beautiful creature that so obligingly let me follow it around a garden of flowers in a local park; it is the same beauty shown in monochrome in the prior post. It really was quite […]
Of the 18,500 butterfly species worldwide, every species relies on a host plant to provide food for its larvae. Fennel is one of the host larval plants for the anise swallowtail butterfly, a common butterfly found along the western coast of North America. Here in northern California we have a lot of wild fennel–found […]
The BBC reports The UK’s second largest butterfly has “officially” returned to Norfolk after nearly half a century, experts have confirmed. Read article and see video at Butterfly returns after nearly half a century – BBC News
The New York Times Magazine reports on how to attract butterflies to your garden. It is much similar than you might think. It will help struggling butterflies species as well as be rewarding to watch the butterflies come through your yard. Read article at How to Attract Butterflies – The New York Times
Photo taken by Jack Flack, South Australia. The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. The viceroy butterfly appears similar in colour and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra black stripe across the hind wing. The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its […]
Monarchs are an iconic butterfly species found around the world. But the Eastern North American subspecies is the only one to make an annual migration that can span from the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico to Southern Canada. Source: Magical migration of the monarch butterflies